Sweet Sixteen and Wine Huntress News Part 2

As many of you know, I travel to Napa every February for the Premiere Napa trade event.  At Premiere Napa Valley, wine sellers capture one-of-a-kind wines to offer in their shops, on their wine lists and to their most discerning customers. The professional peer-to-peer networking and relationship-building with more than 200 of Napa Valley’s vintners is often likened to a homecoming for our most loyal ambassadors.
 
Last year I purchased several unique lots and I am happy to say that one of my lots arrived just yesterday.  It is Domaine Chandon’s 2000 Late Disgorged Sparkling Wine.  This wine, produced from the first vintage of the millennium, has been aged on lees for more than ten years, developing a creamy texture and flavor notes that range from toasted hazelnuts to lemon  custard.   The vineyard site is on Mount Veeder where some of the first Chardonnay vines were planted.  I also met with the winemaker  and developed the dosage that finished this sparkling.
 
 I only have 36 bottles total so it will be first come served okay? It truly is a one of a kind and might be just the bottle to pop for your New Year’s Eve celebration. 

Finally, we released our Sweet Sixteen on Wednesday.  They will be available for tasting through the Friday after Christmas then we will stick in a new line up on Saturday, December 28th.  They are as follows:
 

Barboursville Pinot Grigio
Charlottesville, VA  2011  
 
Lail Blueprint Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley, CA 2012  
 
Jericho Canyon Sauvignon Blanc
Napa Valley, CA  2012 
 
Breggo Gewurztraminer
Anderson Valley, CA 2010 
                                                      Bedell  First Crush Chardonnay
North Fork, NY 2010  
 
Costa De Oro Chardonnay
Santa Barbara, CA 2011  
 
Ancien Chardonnay
Carneros, CA 2011  
 
Kayam Chardonnay
Willamette Valley, OR 2010  
 
Wahle Holmes Hill Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley, OR 2009   
 
Clendenen Family Nebbiolo
Santa Maria, CA 2004 
       
Cadence Tapteil Vineyard Red Blend
Yakima Valley, WA 2008 
 
Rdv Rendevous Red Blend
Delaplane, VA 2009
 
Mitchella Syrah
Paso Robles, CA 2008 
 
Baer Star Merlot
Columbia Valley, WA 2010 
 
Mi Sueno Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley, CA 2009 
 
Cakebread Cellars Vine Hill Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon
Oakville, Napa Valley  CA 2008 
 
I must say that it is so exciting for me to see each and every one of you so enthused.  It really does warm my heart.  I hope you and your families have the BEST of holidays and if you are journeying, please safe travels.